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I love simple recipes and these hoecakes are addictive and so easy to make. I tried to eat them all by myself. You can serve these with any meal or as an appetizer. We love them just as a snack with chunky salsa for dipping. A great way to get your children to eat zucchini, too.1 cup zucchini, shredded or grated 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup self-rising cornmeal Pinch of cayenne (Optional) 3/4 cup oil (I used Canola) 1 teaspoon bacon drippings (Optional) Blend zucchini, buttermilk, cornmeal, salt and cayenne in a large bowl with a spoon. Heat oil and drippings in skillet until hot. Drop spoonful of mixture into hot oil. (I used an ice cream scoop). Cook on one side until brown and crispy, turn, flatten with spatula and cook on the other side. Remove and drain on paper towels. Makes about 10 to 12 hoecakes. Enjoy! Note: You could add chili peppers or onions to these, too, but we like them this way. I would probably add an egg if I added more ingredients. Click to follow The Southern Lady Cooks on Facebook. © The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder.